Gos­nells fi­nally tastes vic­tory

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GOS­NELLS Cricket Club has won its first Premier Cricket match of the sea­son, run­ning out four­wicket win­ners over Joon­dalup at Iluka Sport­ing Com­plex.

The vis­i­tors chased down Joon­dalup’s day one to­tal of 268 to fin­ish at 6-270 thanks to a stir­ling com­bined bat­ting ef­fort.

Gos­nells started day two strongly, with Ben Green (72) and Jonathon Crowe (68) tak­ing them to a com­fort­able 1-158.

Their mid­dle or­der chipped in with some im­por­tant runs, de­spite a lack of big in­di­vid­ual scores, with only David Roberts (34) hang­ing around.

Aaron Kev­erne-Onyon fin­ished what he started on day one as he reached 25 not out and hit the win­ning runs to go with his strong bowl­ing per­for­mance.

Gos­nells’ Sec­ond Grade side bat­tled to a draw against its Joon­dalup coun­ter­parts in its two-day clash.

Chas­ing 236 for vic­tory, Alis­tair Bivens (26) and Daniel Payne (26) looked com­fort­able early be­fore the pair fell within four runs of each other, leav­ing Gos­nells at 3-52.

From that point on, only Brodee Fos­ter (22) was able to muster a mean­ing­ful score as the re­main­der of the Gos­nells or­der dug in to sal­vage a draw.

Their fi­nal five bats­men scored 14 runs from 86 balls as they held on to claim a share of the points.

In other re­sults, Gos­nells’ 3rd Grade side claimed two-day hon­ours over Joon­dalup thanks to sub­lime bat­ting per­for­mances from Bray­don Ri­d­ley (124 not out) and Sydney Menezes (87).

They chased down Joon­dalup’s pal­try to­tal of 58 with ease be­fore declar­ing on 4-247.

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